Program Update: Rob Bredow and Deep Learning


2019 has just started, yet we can already share some exciting news with you: Head of Industrial Light & Magic Rob Bredow will get on stage to talk about the visual and physical effects in Solo: A Star Wars Story as well as the business side of the industry. Moreover, FMX 2019 will lay a focus on Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence, covering everything from basic concepts to the latest developments.

If you need another reason to get your hands on your FMX 2019 ticket now, here it is: Early bird tickets just went on sale, so be sure to grab yours before March 15, 2019!

Rob Bredow – Solo: A Star Wars Story and Studio Insights

We are thrilled to announce that VFX Supervisor Rob Bredow (Industrial Light & Magic) is going to shed light on the epic visual and physical effects of the BAFTA and VES nominated Solo: A Star Wars Story at FMX 2019. Being Head of Industrial Light & Magic, he will also be part of the Studio Insights track. The series of talks, curated by Dave Gouge (Weta Digital), is focused on the business side of the industry where topics ranging from production, changing business models and new forms of content creation are discussed in an “in conversation” format. We are already looking forward to hear more about Rob’s perspective on this!

Deep Learning – From Basics to Practice

Deep Learning methods are suddenly making significant impacts across all areas of computer graphics, fueling advances for such diverse tasks as cleaning up noisy images, generating texture, and creating lifelike and directable animation. A tutorial presented by computer graphics pioneer Andrew Glassner (The Imaginary Institute) will cover a broad overview of the basic concepts, great ideas, and overall language of Deep Learning.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, taking place in cooperation with the VES Visual Effects Society and ACM SIGGRAPH. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture with the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS).

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